Carers Advice

Are you caring for or supporting someone?

Do you look after someone who, due to illness, frailty or disability,

cannot manage without you? If so, you are a carer and support is available.

You may be caring for a relative, or a friend or neighbour. Perhaps you are supporting someone who has had a stroke, or someone with dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, a physical disability, a mental health illness, cancer, or a child with additional needs. Berryfields Medical Centre is working with Carers Bucks, your local carer support organisation, to support carers at the practice. Please make the surgery aware of your caring role so that you can go onto the carers’ register. This will enable staff to be aware of your caring situation and the challenges that can sometimes accompany that role.

 

Are You a Carer?

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org